Office during Advent (up to December 16)

In view of a couple of queries I've received, I thought it might be useful to share again this quick reference guide to saying the Office during Advent up to December 16.  You can find it with more detailed notes in my post on the Rubrics for Advent.

Note that it doesn't give you the page numbers for the canticle antiphons each day - you will need to consult the Ordo for those.  It also needs to be adjusted for any feasts, for which again, consult the Ordo!

If you have any questions, please do leave a comment, if you want to ask, it probably means ten other people do too, but just haven't gotten around to it... 

Matins

Opening as usual (Domine labia mea aperies…)
Psalm 3
Invitatory antiphon for Advent (MB 14), Regem venturum Dominum with Ps 94
Hymn for Advent: Verbum supernum prodiens
Nocturn I: psalms and antiphons of the day
                 Versicles for Advent, MB 14
                 3 readings and responsories (for the particular day and week of Advent)
Nocturn II: psalms and antiphons of the day
                   Chapter and versicle for Advent
Closing prayers
                 
 Lauds

Opening prayers and invitatory psalms as usual
Psalms and antiphons of the day (up until 17 December)
Chapter, responsory and hymn for Advent, MD 9*
Canticle antiphon for the day and week of Advent
Collect of the previous Sunday, MD 11*

Prime

Opening prayers
Antiphon for week of Advent: Week I (Iucundare/Be glad), MD 13*
Psalms of day
Chapter, versicle and closing prayers as usual

Terce
Opening prayer and hymn as usual;
Antiphons for the week of Advent (Week I, Urbs/Sion), MD 13*;
Psalms for day;
Chapter and versicle for Advent, MD 14* or psalter;
Closing prayers as usual;
Collect of the week, MD 11*

Sext
Opening prayer and hymn as usual;
Antiphons for the week of Advent (Week I, Ecce/Behold), MD 14*;
Psalms for day;
Chapter and versicle for Advent, MD 14* or psalter;
Closing prayers as usual;
Collect of the week, MD 11*

None

Opening prayer and hymn as usual;
Antiphons for the week of Advent (Week I, Ecce/Behold), MD 15*;
Psalms for day;
Chapter and versicle for Advent, MD 15* or psalter;
Closing prayers as usual;
Collect of the week, MD 11*

Vespers

Opening prayers as usual
Psalms and antiphons of the psalter
Chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle of Advent,  MD 15*- 17*
Magnificat antiphon for the day and week of Advent/Magnificat

Compline

Starts MD 25

Marian Antiphon: Alma Redemptoris Mater, MD 265

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